Of course if there’s anything I was going to buy when I visited on the 50th anniversary it was going to be a mug, right? I actually ended up buying two (surprise, surprise!), so look for another one featured in the coming months.
A lot of 50th anniversary merchandise has been released, and there have been sneak peeks at more items to come, but because I was actually there in Magic Kingdom on October 1 I had the chance to buy some exclusive merchandise that was only available on that day. I wasn’t planning to buy a ton of merchandise because it’s not my top priority, but I’m glad I got the chance to pick up a few items. I really love this mug!
The mug is that dark blue color they’ve been using for the 50th and it’s rimmed with gold, as is the handle. Then it has the Walt Disney World logo and picture of the castle, with 1971 and 2021 on either side with the 50 at the bottom.
The image itself is done in that sort of iridescent style. It makes the mug itself look absolutely gorgeous in person, but also really hard to photograph well! From some angles it looks more silver, while from others you can kind of see a whole rainbow effect. It reflects the light and is so pretty to wake up and use in the mornings for my cup of coffee.
For being in the park that day we were also given a free commemorative map and poster. It was really nice to get something for free that was only available that day and I’ll have to find a good way to display everything!
What’s in my mug: Obviously in this mug I have to have the matching 50th anniversary coffee, right? It’s by Joffrey’s and they’re currently selling it on property (I also found it as a pod option for the coffee maker in my hotel room at Caribbean Beach!). You can buy it online too at the Joffrey’s website – it’s a limited time dark blend that I’m very much enjoying.
What I’m currently reading: I’ve mostly been doing audiobooks lately, and I just finished a short but really excellent one (at least in my opinion!). It’s called Poison for Breakfast by Lemony Snicket, the same author who wrote A Series of Unfortunate Events. It’s pretty different from his other stuff and the book tells you that up front – it’s a “book of philosophy,” so there isn’t a whole lot of plot and it’s more thoughtful and rambling, but it’s a very quick read. It has a great sense of humor that I enjoy and some high praise for librarians so overall I’m a big fan.
What mug are you using right now? And what are you currently reading?